*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     ANNIE MAE JONES' HAM AND BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            White beans,dried
    2       qt           Water,more if needed
    1                    Bone from baked ham*
    1                    Bay leaf
    3                    Parsley sprigs
    1                    Onion,large,mild**
                         Salt
                         Pepper
 
   * - leftover ham bone with plenty of leftover meat.
   ** - peeled & quartered.
   1. Cover the beans with water and soak overnight.
   2. Drain beans and place in soup pot, add water, ham
   bone, bay leaf, parsley, onion. Bring to a boil, then
   lower heat, partially cover, and let simmer very
   gently until the beans are tender. Add more water if
   needed. Remove and discard bay leaf. Remove ham bone,
   cut off all meat, and return it to the pot. Remove
   about 1 cup of the beans and a little bean liquid.
   Mash to a paste and stir this into the pot to thicken
   soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. If desired, thin
   soup with milk.
  
 
 
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